Longsheng Rice Terraces (Longji) - China

While travelling in Guilin, China, we made a short trip north to visit the Longsheng Rice Terraces (Dragon's Back Bone). These rice terraces are also known to some people as the Longji Rice Terraces. These are arguably some of the nicest rice terraces in all of China. Most of the fields were constructed over 650 years ago. They are built along the slope winding from the riverside up to the mountain tops. The locals named it "Dragon's Backbone" due to the field's resemblance to dragon's scales. Our trip to the terraces didn't go exactly as planned. We had left early in the morning to see them for the day, but due to some unexpected slow downs with public transportation we ended up getting the

Guilin & Xing Ping China

Guilin is easily one of the most beautiful areas of China. The Li River that runs through the region is lined with stunning Karst Mountains as far as the eye can see. These mountains are what you will find on the Chinese 20rmb bank note. During our Chinese Golden Week holiday we traveled down South to experience this magical land we had heard about and it did not disappoint. We took the typical touristy Li River cruise but got off half way down the river in the small town of Xing Ping. In addition to being located in the middle of some amazing hiking trails, the city is most known for their Cormorant Fishers. Cormorant fishing is a traditional fishing method in which fishermen use trained co

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